New Delhi: Talks with Pakistan will take place with terror as the key issue, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said hours after some unidentified terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot.

"As far as Pakistan is concerned, it is our neighbour. Talks will take place keeping terror as the key issue," he said. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a beginning, now it is Pakistan’s turn to reciprocate."

Javadekar, the minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, however, also supported Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s statement that India will give a "befitting response" to terror. Condemning the terror attack, Javadekar said: "It doesn’t matter how they got in now, but the way our forces handled it is commendable..."